Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mr. God? See which unusual names win Japan’s “Best of Family Names 2015” award

Mr. God? See which unusual names win Japan’s “Best of Family Names 2015” award

Mr. God? See which unusual names win Japan’s “Best of Family Names 2015” award Our family names are unique because, unlike our given names, their true origins are rarely known….

Tokyo jumps into the “kids’ meal for adults” game with this mouth-watering nostalgia trip

Tokyo jumps into the “kids’ meal for adults” game with this mouth-watering nostalgia trip

Tokyo jumps into the “kids’ meal for adults” game with this mouth-watering nostalgia trip Baby King Kitchen is a restaurant that wants to make adults feel like kids again. Is…

Censored cosplay tights: A new concept in keeping your undies hidden at anime conventions

Censored cosplay tights: A new concept in keeping your undies hidden at anime conventions

Censored cosplay tights: A new concept in keeping your undies hidden at anime conventions Anime characters generally don’t bat an eye when one of their cohorts shows up in a…

Olympic boxer who misplaced bronze medal in 2013 finally finds it…at home

Olympic boxer who misplaced bronze medal in 2013 finally finds it…at home

Olympic boxer who misplaced bronze medal in 2013 finally finds it…at home Reported as stolenThe boxer found it while unpacking after moving! In 2012, Satoshi Shimizu and Ryōta Murata became…

Diet enacts FY 2015 extra budget to enhance welfare, farming

Diet enacts FY 2015 extra budget to enhance welfare, farming

Diet enacts FY 2015 extra budget to enhance welfare, farming TOKYO — The Diet on Wednesday enacted a 3.32 trillion yen extra budget for fiscal 2015 to bolster the economy…

Cosplayer’s grandmother joins photo shoot for most heartwarming Howl’s Moving Castle cosplay ever

Cosplayer’s grandmother joins photo shoot for most heartwarming Howl’s Moving Castle cosplay ever

Cosplayer’s grandmother joins photo shoot for most heartwarming Howl’s Moving Castle cosplay ever Taiwanese cosplayer Hizuki Aya, also known as Yao, has staged plenty of amazing cosplay scenes over the…

TNT Express Worldwide Japan chief upbeat on future

TNT Express Worldwide Japan chief upbeat on future

TNT Express Worldwide Japan chief upbeat on future TOKYO — Back in 2000, Junnosuke Dojo, country general manager of TNT Express Worldwide, started his global career with a logistics service…

Kit Kat taxis blessed by Shinto priest offer good luck to test-taking passengers

Kit Kat taxis blessed by Shinto priest offer good luck to test-taking passengers

Kit Kat taxis blessed by Shinto priest offer good luck to test-taking passengers Nestlé Japan has done a sterling job of marketing Kit Kats for the domestic market by playing…

Gorgeous Sailor Moon fan art makes us fall in love with the series all over again

Gorgeous Sailor Moon fan art makes us fall in love with the series all over again

Gorgeous Sailor Moon fan art makes us fall in love with the series all over again We’ve seen loads of Sailor Moon fan artwork over the years, but these pieces…

Upskirt umbrellas are now a thing in Japan

Upskirt umbrellas are now a thing in Japan

Upskirt umbrellas are now a thing in Japan We’ve come across a lot of unusual anime merchandise aimed at the otaku geek market in Japan, but it turns out there’s…